Facing a School Disciplinary or Academic Hearing? Bring a Lawyer – Here’s Why

As many young people find out each year in Tallahassee, the college years are not always synonymous with good decision-making. When a college student makes a poor choice, it can result in heavy consequences such as expulsion or other types of serious disciplinary actions. When a student is confronted with this situation, it is time to enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Craig J. Brown.

Because Tallahassee is home to three colleges, our firm has the experience in defending your rights in your student hearing. Our attorneys will provide you with a thorough, carefully executed plan of action when facing any university disciplinary board.

My school says I can’t bring a lawyer to the hearing – can I still hire lawyer?

Yes. Some schools say that you cannot bring an attorney to these hearings but students are allowed to bring an adviser. I have acted in an advisory capacity several times and worked with the student behind the scenes prior to the hearing. An experienced and proactive education lawyer will help a student craft their defense from day one, not just appear at a hearing on the day of with no preparation.

If you or your child has been charged with an offense by your respective college or university, give us a call today to discuss your case. We’ve handled cases at:

  • Florida A&M University (FAMU)

  • Florida State University (FSU)

  • Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

  • Gulf Coast Community College


We’re here to help answer your questions. Judicial matters can be complicated, our experts are on hand to help inform you of every aspect regarding your topic. We take great pride in using our expertise for you and look forward to hearing from you.